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Kensington and El Cerrito Library are excited to announce our 2018 One City One Book selection: The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, by Dashka Slater.
One teenager in a
One teenager with a lighter.
One moment that changes both of their lives forever.
The 57 Bus is Oakland journalist Dashka Slater's true account of an agender teen set on fire by another teen while riding the bus in Oakland. This riveting, heartbreaking book delves into issues of race, class, gender, crime, and punishment, and will provoke thoughtful discussions on these topics from all who read it.
Free copies of The 57 Bus are available while supplies last at the following locations:
- El Cerrito Library
- El Cerrito City Hall
- El Cerrito Community Center
- Kensington Library
- Well Grounded Coffee and Tea Bar
Books and downloadable eBooks are also available for check out through Contra Costa County libraries.
Pick up a book, read it, and then join the community for a month of stimulating events!
Dia de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially in the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. Celebrated from October 31st through November 2nd.
Come visit this cultural exhibit at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center to learn more or participate by making an "ofrenda" honoring the deceased in your lives.
Please join the Crockett Library in inviting The Fratello Marionettes as they provide a beautifully crafted production of the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince. The story follows the spoiled princess Ofelia on her birthday. Her life is changed by a chance meeting with a frog – who we know to be a handsome prince, transformed by a witch. When she loses her new golden ball down a well, the princess promises to grant the frog three wishes in exchange for the ball’s recovery. Will Ofelia follow through with her promises, and will the frog turn back into the handsome Prince?
If you have questions about buying and financing your first home, you’ll get the answers at this free workshop. Join us to learn about finding, financing, and owning a home of your own. You’ll gain an understanding of home buying basics including:
• Benefits and costs of owning a home
• Managing credit
• Home financing options
• The loan application process